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|Avocado Half Marathon draws 700 participants; Village News announces winners of photo contestApril 14th 2014
Abby Knox was one of 700 participants in the Avocado Half Marathon in Fallbrook on Sat., April 12. Carrie Sandoval won first place in the Village News' photo contest with this image.
Fallbrook's Avocado Half Marathon was the seventh half marathon run by Dianne Rowe, above. According to her daughter Robin Mitchell, who won second place in the Village News' photo contest, Rowe started running in 2012 to lose weight - so far she has lost 100 lbs!
Ella Schoenig waits with cups of water for runners in the Avocado Half Marathon held in Fallbrook on Sat., April 12. Nick Lalonde took this photo which won third place in the Village News' photo contest.
Chris Gallegos, left, passes the 12-mile mark in the Avocado Half Marathon and is cheered on by his sister, Megan, who is playing the theme song from "Rocky" through her megaphone.
Elsa Wells and Jennifer Paull share a hug at the Avocado Half Marathon in Fallbrook.
Abby Knox crosses the finish line of the Avocado Half Marathon April 12.
Soled Martinez and Spencer Sams lead the pack of 700 participants in the Avocado Half Marathon.
This area canine resident kept an eye on runners during the Avocado Half Marathon.
These youngsters had fun watching the marathon and were holding up a sign that said, "It's just a hill, get over it, Love Fallbrook."
Posing with Milena Glusac, center, the top two finishers in the Avocado Half Marathon, Soled Martinez and Spencer Sams display their plaques.
St. John’s Thrift Shop assists Ivy High studentsApril 10th 2014
|Taking part in a donation presentation are, from left, Denise Tate, board member/volunteer, St. John’s Episcopal Church Thrift Shop; Rueben Mendoza, student at Ivy High School and Palomar Community College; Jesse Lopez, student at Ivy High School and Palomar Community College; Jackie Thurston, volunteer, St. John’s Thrift Shop; Cesar Reyes, student at Ivy High School and Palomar Community College, Sherry Ludwig, trustee, Fallbrook Union High School and professor, Palomar Community College; not pictured Dunia Perez, student at Ivy High School and Palomar Community College.
|New Fallbrook royalty chosen in 2014 Miss Fallbrook Ambassador ‘Live Your Dream’ programApril 10th 2014
Chosen as Fallbrook’s new ambassadors at the 2014 Miss Fallbrook Ambassador ‘Live Your Dream’ program on April 5 at Potter Jr. High School are, from left, Halee Olsen, Second Princess; Claire Ginther, Miss Fallbrook; and Sarah Engebretson, First Princess.
Claire Ginther is crowned Miss Fallbrook 2014 by Shavonne Donoghue, Miss Fallbrook 2013 at the pageant event held April 5. Ginther, 17, is a senior at Fallbrook High School and will begin serving her term on the day of the Avocado Festival, April 13.
Contestants in the 2014 Miss Fallbrook Ambassador ‘Live Your Dream’ program pose at the completion of the awards ceremony on April 5; from left, Marisa Rodriguez. Simone Stubbs, Carina Ruiz, Sonya Betancourt, Erica Penaloza, Brianna Rufino, Second Princess Halee Olsen, Miss Fallbrook Claire Ginther, First Princess Sarah Engebretson, Morgan Abando, Diana Alcaraz, Mikala Tidd, and Viviana Hernandez.
Marisa Rodriguez, 17, shows her amazement when it is announced she has been selected as both Miss Congeniality and Best Smile during the Miss Fallbrook event April 5.
Shavonne Donoghue, Miss Fallbrook 2013, acknowledges the applause from the crowd as she takes her last walk as Miss Fallbrook on April 5.
Morgan Abando, a junior at Fallbrook High School, is presented with the Most Photogenic award at the Miss Fallbrook pageant April 5.
Claire Ginther, a Fallbrook High School senior, is crowned Miss Fallbrook 2014 during the annual pageant held at Potter Junior High School auditorium April 5.
Halee Olsen, 16, a Fallbrook High School sophomore, is chosen Second Princess to Miss Fallbrook and awarded the prizes for Best Essay and Most Tickets Sold at the annual Miss Fallbrook Pageant April 5.
Sarah Engebretson, an Oasis High School senior, is chosen First Princess to Miss Fallbrook and awarded the prize for Most Sponsorships at the Miss Fallbrook pageant April 5.
Historical Society to host “Salute To Agriculture” on May 10April 10th 2014
From left, Julie Walker, president of the San Diego County Farm Bureau; Janet Silva Kister, past-president of the Farm Bureau and current treasurer; and Eric Larson, executive director of the Farm Bureau, meet to discuss the details for the “Salute to Agriculture.”
The special events committee of the Fallbrook Historical Society pause for a photo during the planning of their May 10 event, “Salute to Agriculture,” from left, Roy Moosa, Bev McDougal, Anne Burdick, and Don McLean, Jr. Not pictured: Ann Simpson and Evelyn Fisher.
Behind the scenes of Fallbrook’s “big show” - what it takes to produce the Avocado Festival, coming Sunday, April 13April 10th 2014
At the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce office, from left, Lila MacDonald, CEO; Linda Costello, administrative and media coordinator, and Jackie Toppin, membership services coordinator, display items that will be available in the chamber’s Avocado Emporium during the festival on April 13.
Discussing plans for the 2014 Avocado Festival are, from left, chamber volunteers George Bamber, Marlene Rantanen, Roy Costello, and Chris Murphy.
Gary Shimer, left, and George Archibald, co-chairs of the 2014 Avocado Festival discuss plans for the event with chamber CEO Lila MacDonald.
‘No Parking’ signs are some of the communications and safety items required for the Avocado Festival; discussing logistics are volunteers, front row from left, Sheriff’s Senior Volunteer Patrol members Derwin Williams and Cindy Roark, and CHP representative Jimmy Gaffney; second row from left, Ron Patten and Bigs Parker of the Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club
Working on the details of logistics and vendor coordination for the April 13 Avocado Festival are, from left, Henry Savela, Rick Bauer, Lila MacDonald, and Brian Roth.
Groups gather donations for food pantryApril 3rd 2014
Attendees of Fallbrook Hospital’s monthly Healthy Woman program held March 27 donated food supplies to the Fallbrook Food Pantry. Pictured receiving the delivery are, from left, Tarah Osowski, George Lucero, Ilona Wiewiorra and Karen Austin.
The Curves for Women gym in Bonsall held a food and funds drive in March for the Fallbrook Food Pantry. Accepting the food supplies and check are, from left, George Lucero, Javier Hernandez, operations manager Jennifer Vetch, Ilona Wiewiorra, and Mike Beltran.
Kiwanis celebrate "The Wizard of Oz" with annual fundraiserApril 3rd 2014
Janet and Jay Harris pose with the stars from “The Wizard of Oz” at the Kiwanis Club’s fifth annual “A Night to Shine” fundraising gala held at the Grand Tradition on March 2. The theme this year was “The Emerald City,” in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the movie.
Morey Sherman, serving as emcee for the “A Night to Shine” fundraising gala, wears emerald green in honor of the Emerald City.
From left, front, Dolly and Larry Harty; in back, Maureen and John Hartin, Dixon Fish, Marti Ensign, Connie Fish and Chris Walker enjoy watching the Oscars at the Kiwanis’ fundraiser.
James and Kati Willerson share the limelight with the stars of the gala, which is held the night of the Academy Awards.
Helping the Kiwanis Club raise funds for local charities on March 2 are, from left in front, Becky Schmad, Jeff Stillman and Denise Hayes.
Family, friends pursue justice for Larry Robinson with memorial march, prayer on one-year anniversary of his deathApril 3rd 2014
Fellow musician and close friend of Larry Robinson’s, Jeff Lee, sings a song he wrote in tribute to the slain musician entitled “California Troubadour” at the remembrance event held March 23.
Renee Koch, left, holds a sign announcing the $25,000 reward offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the murder of local musician Larry Robinson. Koch and her husband, Larry, participated in the one-year anniversary march and prayer event for Robinson in Old Town Temecula on March 23.
Larry Robinson’s widow, Pat, left, embraces son Evan Robinson as they listen to Jeff Lee sing a song in honor of Larry at a remembrance event held in Old Town Temecula on March 23. The event was to mark the one year anniversary of the crime that resulted in Robinson’s death and to note that the murder is yet unsolved. Robinson was a Fallbrook resident.
Temecula Mayor Maryann Edwards expresses her condolences and reassures Larry Robinson’s friends and family that the city is working hard to bring justice to those who are responsible for his murder.
Friends and family of Larry Robinson march through Old Town Temecula’s Front St. holding signs announcing the $25,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest and conviction in the murder case.
The gathering in honor of Larry Robinson stops under an Old Town archway on Sunday, March 23.
Roughly 100 people march through Old Town Temecula on March 23 to effect a call for justice in the unsolved murder of Larry Robinson.
Balloons and posters with the message “Justice for Larry” were on display and carried by supporters during the Larry Robinson memorial march in Old Town Temecula on Sunday, March 23.
Lobster on the Green proceeds benefit community; Rotary Club of Fallbrook distributes $58,500 among eight organizationsMarch 27th 2014
Roy Ansell, left, presents Ann Murray, executive director of the Fallbrook Music Society, with a donation from Rotary Club of Fallbrook at a luncheon held March 20. The Rotary’s gift is to help the music society enhance and expand its music education services.
Lane Freestone, CEO of Holy Innocents Children’s Hospital in Uganda, accepts a donation from the Rotary Club of Fallbrook at a luncheon held March 20. The funds will be used to improve the hospital.
Jim Helms, left, presents Mary Perhacs, executive director of the Fallbrook Art Center with a donation from Rotary Club of Fallbrook on March 20 to assist the art center and its functions. Rotary distributed $58,500 in proceeds from its Lobster on the Green fundraiser to eight entities at a special luncheon meeting.
Deborah Zoller, board member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of North County, accepts a donation from Fallbrook Rotary that will benefit local youth.
Susan Baglien, left, and Darlene Weber of the Fallbrook Foundation for Senior Care thank Rotary Club of Fallbrook for helping provide services for local seniors through a donation on March 20.
Mary Jo Bacik, advisory committee member of the Fallbrook Beautification Alliance, thanks the Rotary Club of Fallbrook for their donation on March 20 to help expand beautification efforts locally.
Tom Battle, president of Rotary Club of Camp Pendleton, thanks Fallbrook Rotary for their commitment to helping the military in a generous donation towards programs such as the Wounded Warrior Project.
Young Milton, board president of the Fallbrook Food Pantry, expresses gratitude to Fallbrook Rotary for its donation on March 20 towards those in need locally.